VARIOUS ARTISTS Two Tone "The Albums" 8CD BOXSET

VARIOUS ARTISTS Two Tone "The Albums" 8CD BOXSET

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RELEASE DATE - SEPTEMBER 4TH

8CD BOXSET – Bespoke boxset containing 8 original 2Tone albums, with original artwork on mini LP-style sleeves and a 24 page booklet with sleeve notes by Jason Weir and Peter Walsh.

SPECIAL PACKAGING/LIMITED EDITION

TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label spawned a youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles throughout its tenure including the aforementioned Specials with key singles ‘Gangsters’ and the UK Number 1 singles ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’. They also helped launch the careers of Madness with ‘The Prince’, The Beat with ‘Tears of A Clown’, The Selecter with ‘On My Radio’ and The Bodysnatchers with ‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’. The label ended its chart run of singles with ‘Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA. 

 

This 40th Anniversary 8CD Collection contains the first 8 albums released on the label, with offerings by The Specials, The Selecter and Rico, along with the sought-after live concert album ‘Dance Craze’ and the ‘This Are Two Tone’ which includes a host of non-album releases. 

Album List

  1. THE SPECIALS  ‘SPECIALS’ [1979]
  2. THE SELECTER ‘TOO MUCH PRESSURE’ [1980]
  3. THE SPECIALS ‘MORE SPECIALS’ [1980]
  4. VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘DANCE CRAZE’ [1981]
  5. RICO ‘THAT MAN IS FORWARD’ [1981]
  6. RICO ‘JAMA RICO’ [1982]
  7. VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘THIS ARE TWO TONE’ [1983]
  8. THE SPECIAL AKA ‘IN THE STUDIO’ [1984]

 

TRACK LISTING

Disc 1

  1. A Message To You Rudy / 2. Do The Dog / 3. It's Up To You / 4. Nite Klub / 5. Doesn't Make It Alright / 6. Concrete Jungle / 7. Too Hot / 8. Monkey Man / 9. (Dawning Of A) New Era / 10. Blank Expression / 11. Stupid Marriage / 12. Too Much Too Young / 13. Little Bitch / 14. You're Wondering Now

 

Disc 2

  1. Three Minute Hero / 2. Everyday / 3. They Make Me Mad / 4. Missing Words / 5. Danger / 6. Street Feeling / 7. My Collie (Not A Dog) / 8. Too Much Pressure / 9. Murder / 10. Out On The Streets / 11. Carry Go Bring Home / 12. Black and Blue / 13. James Bond

 

Disc 3

  1. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) [2015 Remastered Version] / 2. Man At C&A (2015 Remastered Version) / 3. Hey, Little Rich Girl (2015 Remastered Version) / 4. Do Nothing (2015 Remastered Version) / 5. Pearl's Cafe (2015 Remastered Version) / 6. Sock It To 'Em J.B. (2015 Remastered Version) / 7. Stereotypes/Stereotypes - Pt. 2 (2015 Remastered Version) / 8. Holiday Fortnight (2015 Remastered Version) / 9. I Can't Stand It (2015 Remastered Version) / 10. International Jet Set (2015 Remastered Version) / 11. Enjoy Yourself (Reprise) [2015 Remastered Version]

 

Disc 4

  1. Concrete Jungle (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 2. Mirror In The Bathroom (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 3. Lip Up Fatty (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 4. Razor Blade Alley (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 5. Three Minute Hero (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 6. Easy Life (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 7. Big Shot (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 8. One Step Beyond (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 9. Ranking Fullstop (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 10. Man At C & A (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 11. Missing Words (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 12. Inner London Violence (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 13. Night Boat To Cairo (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 14. Too Much Pressure (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster) / 15. Nite Klub (Live / 2020 Half Speed Remaster)

 

Disc 5

  1. Easy Snappin / 2. Fiesta / 3. Chang Kai Shek / 4. Stay Out Late / 5. Red Top / 6. X / 7. Ganja / 8. That Man Is Forward

 

Disc 6

  1. Destroy Them / 2. We Want Peace / 3. Jam Rock / 4. Some Day / 5. Distant Drums / 6. Love And Justice / 7. Java / 8. Do The Reload / 9. Easter Island

 

Disc 7

  1. Gangsters (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 2. Madness (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 3. On My Radio (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 4. Tears Of A Clown (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 5. A Message To You Rudy (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 6. Too Much Pressure (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 7. Too Experienced (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 8. Ranking Full Stop (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 9. Too Much Too Young (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 10. The Selecter (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 11. Stereotype (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 12. Mantovani (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 13. Do Nothing (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 14. Jungle Music (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 15. The Boiler (2020 Half-Speed Remaster) / 16. Ghost Town (2020 Half-Speed Remaster)

 

Disc 8

  1. Bright Lights (2015 Remastered Version) / 2. The Lonely Crowd (2015 Remastered Version) / 3. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (2015 Remastered Version) / 4. Housebound (2015 Remastered Version) / 5. Night On The Tiles (2015 Remastered Version) / 6. Nelson Mandela (2015 Remastered Version) / 7. War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same) [2015 Remastered Version] / 8. Racist Friend (2015 Remastered Version) / 9. Alcohol (2015 Remastered Version) / 10. Break Down The Door (2015 Remastered Version)